Charitable Foundation supports “A Space 4 Jakey”
After a serious accident when he was a baby, Jacob Thornton is now a quadriplegic, has severe scoliosis and suffers from seizures. Due to his medical requirements, his home required major adaptations: a ground floor bedroom and bathroom along with external access. His mum and dad needed £60,000 in order to fund these changes.
With support from the charity Sullivan’s Heroes, Jakey’s mum and dad tirelessly began fundraising in the Summer of 2017. When Trustees from the Carpenter Box Charitable Foundation (CBCF) met Jakey and his parents earlier this year they had raised £40,000 of their target. After hearing their story, the CBCF pledged the remaining £20,000 to help the family begin work on making their home fit for purpose.
The team at Sullivan’s Heroes commented:
“These funds will make a life-changing difference to Jacob, to provide him with a fully accessible bedroom and bathroom, plus external access, so he can continue to be cared for safely and with dignity in his own home.”
Sullivan’s Heroes is a charity offering support and financial assistance for families raising essential funds towards vital home adaptations for disabled children, helping many others like Jakey.
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, the CBCF has raised over £175,000 since its inception to support small, local voluntary and community groups. CBCF gives back to the community, in particular to the ‘grass-root’ charities that often find fundraising difficult.
We are absolutely thrilled that the Charitable Foundation is able to support a project which will make a real difference to Jacob and his family’s day to day life.